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East Providence mayoral candidates DaSilva, Russo respond to questions at forum

EAST PROVIDENCE — The second of two candidate forums during the 2018 election cycle, this one for the general election, took place last Wednesday evening, Oct. 17, in the Martin Middle School …
East Providence, Cranston police officers arrest four in narcotics case
CRANSTON — East Providence and Cranston Police Department investigator coordinated in the arrests of four suspects in connection … Read More
Scheduled weekend lane closures for I-195 affect East Bay travel
EAST PROVIDENCE — The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) announced lane shifts and traffic pattern changes at the … Read More
Chevron seeks change to TIF agreement for East Providence property
EAST PROVIDENCE — A consultant for Chevron, owners of a large swathe of land on the city’s waterfront parallel to Veterans … Read More
Local Scout sets up start of Sabin Point Park memorial garden in East Providence
EAST PROVIDENCE — Last Saturday morning, Oct 13, a hearty group of volunteers led by local youngster Liam Wojas began the … Read More
Gallery: East Providence High School girls' soccer
EAST PROVIDENCE — The East Providence High School girls' soccer team collected its second win of the season Friday afternoon, Oct. … Read More
EPCTC culinary program debuts ’Townie Pride Cafe’ for 2018-19 term
EAST PROVIDENCE — Like any restaurant at the lunchtime rush, the culinary quarter at the East Providence Career and Tech Center was … Read More
Obituaries
Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, formerly of Riverside Charles H. Patterson Jr., 84, of Swansea, passed away on Sunday, September 9, 2018 at home surrounded by his loving family. He was the husband of the late Pauline L (Carpenter) Patterson. Born in …
Michael J. Damiani, 63, Riverside Michael J. Damiani, 63, of Willett Avenue, Riverside, died unexpectedly on September 8, 2018. He was the beloved husband and perfect counterpart …
Sports
Portsmouth shuts out East Providence in boys' soccer EAST PROVIDENCE — Visiting Portsmouth High School potted a pair of first-half tallies as the Patriots tripped up host East Providence, 2-0, in a Division I boys’ soccer contest played Saturday …
East Providence's iconic Pierce Field facility is in need of 'dire' repair EAST PROVIDENCE — Pierce Field grounds supervisor Tony Vieira has a stark message for the residents and administrators of the city: Its landmark stadium and facilities are crumbling and are in need …
Admirers commemorate dedication of Mutter Athletic Complex EAST PROVIDENCE — About three dozen family and friends gathered on a splendid early Fall Saturday morning, Sept. 22, for a ceremony formally marking the dedication of the softball fields and …
East Providence's Clark & Sons celebrates 50 years of softball success EAST PROVIDENCE — It will have been quite the year for city resident Bobby Clark come November when he is among the first inductees into the newly-created Rhode Island American Softball Association …
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Opinion
Letter: Do you really know what the Progressives stand for? In an earlier letter to the editor I cautioned all Rhode Island voters to beware of candidates running for state and local elected office who subscribe to the Progressive Democrat left — aka …
Editorial: A fine vista revived For all who cherish a good view, great news from the owners of those twin towering Somerset eyesores that grab attention from every part of Mount Hope Bay and beyond. The owners announced recently …
Letter: Arlene needs to clarify her column To the editor: Dear Arlene, your Barrington Times article about immigration needs some clarification. To state that Melania Trump came into this country twice illegally is inaccurate at …
Letter: Support ‘Right to Treat’ bills To the editor: My friend recently described her graduation from a prestigious MBA program years ago. She said,“At the commencement they said, ‘You have your degree, and it can never be taken …
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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.